An FBI expert who followed a tip from Tokyo to Italy in search of clues about expensive designer shoes gave jurors his conclusion Monday: O.J. Simpson’s size 12 foot matches bloody shoe prints found at the scene of a double murder.
Prosecutors, trying to recover from their flawed efforts to match Simpson’s hands to a pair of bloody gloves, shifted the order of their evidence and brought on the shoe testimony instead of their planned domestic violence witnesses.
Special Agent William Bodziak testified that photographs of some 30 full and partial shoe prints at the murder scene could have been made only by a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, which was manufactured in 1991 and 1992 and sold for about $160.
As with most circumstantial evidence in the murder case, there is a missing link. Police have never found the killer’s shoes and never located such a Bruno Magli shoe in Simpson’s wardrobe.